New Research Shows Obesity Rate in U.S. Leveling Off
Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week indicate that the percentage of Americans who are obese did not increase dramatically from 1999 to 2008.Â The studies indicate that 68% of Americans are overweight or obese.
- "Americans Are Fat, Study Says, but Not Getting Fatter" (Cevallos, San Jose Mercury News, 1/13).
- "U.S. Obesity Rates Reaching a Resting Point, Studies Show" (Stein, Los Angeles Times, 1/14).